Like any project, I follow a very specific approach that has worked for me over the last year. This process can be found right here. I was recommended to The Book Trail by a past client who had put in a really good word for me, this is really nice to hear when you meet a new client as its nice to know I do a good job.
The project started with that first initial face to face meeting by with a coffee and really getting to know the client. In the meeting we discussed the company, the current website, the good, the bad and the ugly and what they wanted for it's future. The meeting allowed us to create a good working relationship and allowed us to kick start the project with some really good communication and information giving. Approaching the project using a specific process is always the best way to move forward, and having something in place already to support the process is always going to make the perfect start.
As this project was very open in terms of design requirements I wanted to sit down with the client to go over some ideas on paper first. I had already been given some initial ideas from the client already as I had a list of favoured websites and styles they liked. Once the wire framing of the layouts were finished I then moved the design work into Photoshop where I created some static visuals.
Upon showing the client these new designs they seemed to be very, very impressed. The colour balance seemed to work extremely well, the navigation was very easy to access and people could get around the website, to any section in just 3 clicks.